Floyd Mayweather Boxing Prodigy Danny Gonzalez Shot Dead on Labor Day
Boxing prodigy Danny gonzalez – who signed with Floyd Mayweather‘s The Money Team in 2016 – was shot on Labor Day, officials confirm.
The 22-year-old was hanging out in Moreno Valley, Calif. On September 7 at around 9 p.m. when someone approached the hunter and opened fire.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said deputies and paramedics responded to the scene where Gonzalez was pronounced dead.
Two other people who were with Danny (both teenagers) were taken to a nearby hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.
An investigation is ongoing … so far no suspect has been identified and the cops say they have not determined a motive.
President of the WBC Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed the tragic news on Tuesday … saying: “We are very sad to announce the tragic death of boxer and leading prospect, Danny González.”
“We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the Gonzalez family at this difficult time. May Danny rest in eternal peace.”
Gonzalez signed with Floyd Mayweather’s TMT promotions when he was just 18 … and at the time, Floyd was thrilled with the kid.
“There are times when you know you’ve just landed gold and this is one of them,” Floyd said in 2016.
Floyd praised Danny’s “incredible amateur record” of 96-13 … and called him a “force to be reckoned with!”
Danny only took 3 pro fights before stepping away from the sport in 2017 – but earlier this year he posted on social media suggesting a comeback may be on the way.
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